Sport: Double Fault

For a year or more lawn tennis enthusiasts have argued over the possibility of Donald Budge, world's No. 1 amateur, beating Ellsworth Vines, world's No. 1 professional. They had never met in a formal tennis match (Budge was still playing with the juniors in 1933 when Vines turned pro).

Vines backers stoutly maintained that their man has the best forehand in the world, that he had beaten Fred Perry, his successor and Budge's predecessor as world's No. 1 amateur, in a night-after-night series of professional matches last year. Budge backers were equally vociferous...

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